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Nov 27, 2012 3:00am PST
-- can we avoid the fiscal cliff. can we get ourselves back on the right track, if you will, without raising taxes -- without getting rid of the bush tax cuts for the wealthy? >> i think -- it doesn't add up. you get about $750 billion from loopholes. that doesn't get you near -- >> bill: bill clinton said in charlotte, it is arithmetic. >> it's math. >> bill: right. you mentioned -- i want to come back -- the other thing the republicans have put on the table, of course, is entitlement. they will only consider new revenue if democrats come forth with entitlement reform. by entitlement reform, let's be honest. they mean getting rid of medicare, getting rid of medicaid. >> structural reforms. >> bill: and privatizing social security. >> it was good to hear yesterday jay carney the white house press secretary, i don't know if you were there. taking social security off the table. it's not a problem. it hasn't contributed to the deficit. that's off the table. they're open to medicare. they've been open to changing pr
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Nov 28, 2012 3:00am PST
, obama launches p.r. effort on cliff the fiscal cliff, of course. putting pressure on congress, president will talk to small business owners. so here's what's going on. right. with this fiscal cliff looming the president has laid out -- very, very clear what he's talking about, what he wants to see. it is a $4 billion package of cuts to the deficit a combination of spending cuts and new revenue and about $2 trillion of that coming from getting rid of the bush tax cuts. at the same time while getting rid of the tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of americans letting the tax cuts for 98% of americans continue because the middle class do need the help and the wealthiest people do not. so to get there of course, and by the way let's back up, right. the president put forth his plan on november 6th and mitt romney put forth his plan and the american people said no, we don't like that romney way of going which is to continue to coddle the rich. we agree with president obama. so now the negotiations are underway. abo
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
the fiscal cliff. >> yes. >> there's a new one no tall, no water. two more songs. i'm like i can't see. >> no water? that's in sane! are they trying to kill people? >> did i tell you the other one? sweat is fat crying. >> i would just walk out right there. i can't deal with that crap. >> you have to keep your heart rate up, it's a test to see if you can make it through another song without towel or water. >> i don't need pithy sayings to keep my heart ray up. >> good morning everybody. u.n. ambassador susan rice is meeting with senators john mccain lindsey graham and kelly iop. they have been critical of her remarks in the aftermath of benghazi. she described that as a spontaneous attack based on the in tell she had from the intelligence community. there could be some substance to the plan that president obama plans to nominate her for secretary of state. she will meet with other lawmakers later this week. president obama has been unwaiving in his support of her calling republican attacks on her outrageous. >> according to official announcement, the president of mexico and the presiden
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Nov 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
means a new day and a new deal on the fiscal cliff. robert reich joins us coming up ahead. the first 1,000 days of human life can cause irreparable harm to our brains and our bodies. that's why "current" has partnered with "1,000 days" to help spread the word & combat a problem that ultimately effects all of us. to see how you can help go to current dot com. brought to you by the all new dodge dart. dodge - new rules. >> eliot: how does hp make a mistake this big and i mean big! our number of the day $8.8 billion! that's how much hp says it overpaid for british software company. last year, hp bought autonomy for $11.1 billion. today hp announced that oops,oomi is -- autonomy is worth a fraction of that. autonomy misrepresented its finances. but if hp got hoodwinked, how? how could they miss something they claim is that big. autonomy was audited by deloitte and it was audited by kpmg, two of the big four accounting firms. they didn't notice anything? really? this sale involved a list of banks and law firms on both sides of the
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Nov 26, 2012 3:00am PST
of the fiscal cliff. i don't know whether we can count on them to do it or not, but they're working on it. and we have the whole team reassembles here today. peter ogburn. >> hey. >> bill: good to you see. dan henning has been here. >> i been here man. >> bill: checking in on the phones and siprion bolling been here the whole time either. i was in turkey in istanbul. a great, great city. >> i'm going to make the obvious joke that you went to turkey for turkey. >> bill: yes. no turkey. i saw one turkey in the market in a poultry shop in the spice market, a dead turkey so they do exist. but it is a fabulous beautiful, beautiful, city. i have no idea what went on. >> yeah, if you are going to go out of the country like that just clock off. >> bill: well, believe me that's what we family cup finals last night. [ technical difficulties ] >> bill: kongman, jesse jackson, jr. has retired. john stanton will be with us. great lineup today, but first. >> some of the headlines making news on this monday. president obama and his daughter went out on saturday to a block store in arlington, v
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Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
♪ ] >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." will fiscal cliff jumpers drive the country off a financial brink and into a new year recession? does it matter if the parties can't come together and use a more fitting metaphor defuse the austerity bomb that threatens to explode the economy and could decades of republican orthodoxy on rejecting new revenues finally be coming to an end? with the senate in session for 36 days to go before hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts hikes and cuts take affect, white house press secretary repeated everything including entitlement programs would be part of the talkings. talks. meanwhile, many are turning their back on the pledge to grover norquist. >> times changed significantly and i care more about this country than i do about a 20-year-old pledge. >> i agree, a pledge signed 20 years ago is for that congress. >> i'm willing to generate revenue. it's fair to ask my party to put revenue on the table we're build historic averages. >> it does appear that speaker boehner is open to talk about revenue entitlement reform.
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Nov 20, 2012 7:00pm PST
. but now with the fiscal cliff looming, lawmakers who were once staunchly against raising revenues seem to be changing their tone a little bit. and grover norquist's influence may be fading fast. >> fewer and fewer people are signing this pledge. >> the pledge is dead. >> i'm not saying it's dead but i am saying the majority of members of congress see the fiscal cliff we want to sit down and we want to get something worked out. >> if you appropriate some of the money you achieved by eliminating deductions and loopholes to the national debt, even though that may technically violate the pledge, sign me up. that's a reasonable accommodation for a republican to make. >> jennifer: for the record, that was senators john mccain and lindsey graham so the question is this grover norquist's last stand? here with an answer is donnie fowler. donnie of course, democratic strategist and great political operative. welcome back into "the war room." is it grover norquist's last stand? >> we can only hope. look, i think republic
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
as the fiscal cliff, quickly approaching both sides seem to think of a way to push for the deal they want is to take their case to the american public. today, the white house announced the president will travel to a manufacturing facility in pennsylvania on friday for campaign-style event designed to boost public support for a package that includes tax rate increases for the wealthy. not to be outdone speaker boehner announced that house republicans would be making similar appearances across the country, going to small businesses to speak about the "threat to jobs posed by congressional democrats" small business tax hike. while members of congress plan to take their case to the american people, the afl-cio is planning to take the american people to members of congress sending 33 local union leaders to capitol hill to push members of congress to let the bush tax cuts expire and leave social security untouched. one positive to emerge from negotiations so far has been that for the first time in recent memory, republicans have
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Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
obamacare on the table for the fiscal cliff negotiations. even in their -- they're weaseling, watch the way they're putting this backing off the grover norquist pledge thing. how weaselly they are about it. lindsey graham, the way he put it was that we'll put getting rid of certain deductions on the table. that will be our revenue enhancement. so he's saying all right if we do what romney wanted to do, i'm willing to break the pledge. >> stephanie: right. exactly. >> it's not raising taxes. it is not raising the rate of taxes. it the is just cutting the -- the deduction for capping emissions on your jet. >> stephanie: i think the good news is the president has cut through that [ bleep ] he said if you come to me and say can we kind of do this and close the loophole and something that's not exactly a tax increase. he said no. we're wise to what you're talking about. >> that's the softening of rhetoric you're seeing on the right is in response to a president that now really has nothing to lose. so why not -- so why
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Nov 20, 2012 8:00pm PST
're going to talk fiscal cliff in a minute. before we get there this hp thing has me going nuts! it is wall street at its worst. they paid $11 billion then realized it is only worth a bit over $2 billion. you have every major law firm, accounting firm, investment bank involved. are they that blind and dumb still? can you make sense out of this? >> eliot not only can i not make sense of it but one thing does stand out. you've got goldman sachs you've got citigroup kpmg, deloitte, every major law firm, what are they getting paid for? and they're not getting paid a small amount of money. they're getting paid a large amount of money to check out this autonomy. this particular company that is supposed to be -- it is the second largest software firm in europe. the largest software firm in britain. if there is fraud here, if there is some major accounting error why in the world did these firms that are supposed to be doing due diligence on behalf of hp, not find it. and if they didn't find it, what are they getting pai
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Nov 21, 2012 10:00pm PST
domestic priorities at home. when you talk about the fiscal cliff and stuff like that, maybe he doesn't want want to be mired in this conflict that is so complicated. >> this is the first israeli israeli-palestinian peace agreement--i'm not going to call it a peace premium since the post arab spring world. who are the winners and losers in this? morsi, clinton abbas, a hamas. >> a peace agreement that israel has ruled with hamas. when we winners everyone, both the united states and israel today are praising egypt and their central role in getting this agreement done. >> michael: you know, film you said it's not quite a peace agreement. just today the today of the fuse, wetruce, we learned of a bombing. >> ten people have been hurt and there are others who suffer trauma. the bus behind me exposed. a man placed some sort of i.e.d. on it, shattered the glass blowing everything out. eyewitnesses telling us they heard screamings. many thought it was a rocket but there were no sirens. >> michael: it reminds us of the death toll, 140 palestinians have died. five israelis have died. the serio
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> cenk: all right, what do you have for us today. >> eliot: it's going to be the fiscal cliff with senator sanders and ken vogel has grover norquist's mythical hold on the republican party finally cracked and the trayvon martin and stand your ground laws. there has been work done and not surprisingly it's a bad law but governor rick scott of florida won't admit it. he whitewashes a bad law. >> cenk: really, rick scott not admitting to doing something wrong. >> eliot: shocking. >> cenk: looking forward to it. see you in a minute. ñ
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Nov 26, 2012 9:00pm PST
. but with the fiscal cliff looming, there's a growing consensus that taxes may have to go up. norquist said those who reneged would pay a price. >> would you target some of them? >> we would certainly highlight who has kept their commitment and who hasn't. >> fortunately for grover, but unfortunately for those who want everyone to contribute their fair share there are plenty of republicans caught in the pass, plenty who can't accept that president obama won reelection >> there are some republicans who recognize they did lose and that new revenue new tax revenue will have to be part of any deficit deal. i noticed mitch mcconnell's talked about tax rates. he's going to insist that tax rates not go any higher. you've got the mathematicians trying to raise the numbers. you can exact the rate throughout a person's entire income. they're looking for ways to finagle this. republicans are going to have to retreat and they're going to get a better deal before the end of the year than going into the new year. >> i want to ask you about that, what eleanor said about the end of the year rather than going into th
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Nov 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
conversation you just had. we're going to be talking about fiscal cliff with peter welch always interesting great congressman from vermont. a new book about afghanistan fascinating, deciphering what's going on with susan rice. what is john mccain up to? it's going to be a fun show. >> cenk: looking forward to it. see you in a minute. i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. ñ20 >> cenk: paul ryan -- paul wyrick is one of the ideological parties. back in 1980, he gave a speech about how they don't want more people voting. look at this amazing admission. >> thy want -- they want everybody to vote. i don't want everybody to vote. elections are not won by a majority of people. they never have been from the beginn
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
paul on the fiscal cliff by the way. here he is. >> the bottom line is it is a mistake to raise taxes on anybody we shouldn't give in on it. those who are new here, please hold the line. there is one compromise i would be in favor of. all spending should be cut. we compromise enough to say let's look for some ways to the military budget. liberals say entitlements have to be picked. >> stephanie: that's not exactly a compromise. [ ding ding ] [ applause ] >> besides, this isn't really raising taxes. this is letting the bush tax cuts expire as they were supposed to do two years ago. >> which is what george bush designed them to do. >> your guy. >> stephanie: some people haven't gotten the memo about the election results. that's not a compromise. >> you do what we say and then we'll think about maybe doing some cuts to the military. >> i don't care for rand paul. or his wig. >> stephanie: the headline is rich people complain the fiscal deal could force them to pay slightly higher taxes. it is outrageous.
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
for the rich to end end. >> caller: i think this whole fiscal cliff thing is a conspiracy of cartoonists. easier to draw a cliff, i guess. i've seen so many of them. but this again one of these self-constructed crises that congress is really good at building. there is a real easy way out of it, and i think actually we're seeing a little bit of movement on the republican side that might make it pretty easy to get over it. with tom coal the republican from oklahoma saying that we just ought to go ahead and pass the tax cuts for the 98% and then fight for the rest of it later. that's what we've been saying on our side. we can do that if five minutes. >> stephanie: that's what nancy pelosi said, extending middle class tax cuts wrought further delay. she said we remain optimistic that we're going to reach an agreement, are you? >> i was less optimistic before tom cole made a statement. tom is held in pretty high regard. he's not what is generally considered a moderate on the republican side. he's a very, very good guy and member of the bourbon caucus, by the way. >> stephanie: ha ha, hee hee.
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Nov 21, 2012 3:00am PST
about any fiscal cliff? >> absolutely. >> john: this is the "bill press show." we'll be back right after this. >> announcer: chatting with you live at current.com/billpress. this is the "bill press show." ♪ >> announcer: heard around the country, and seen on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> john: this is the "bill press show," i'm john fugelsang, filling in for bill all morning long. we wish you a very happy thanksgiving. i'm happy for governor eliot spitzer post of "viewpoint" on current tv. >> man after an introduction like that i almost couldn't start talking. >> john: it might be a little bit over the top -- >> the guy i have to share the mic with every now and again -- >> john: i love filling in for you, but what i love most about your show is because i call it the master class, because you have the only show dedicated to taking on the guys at wall street, not just pointing fingers, but also pointing solutions. >> that's great. hp hewlett-packard had participated in accusation. they paid $11 billion for a british software company. yesterday they
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks." guess what we have for you today. more talk of the fiscal cliff--of course! and more talk of shopping medicare. >> the president has a balanced deficit reduction plan that includes medicare savings and medicaid savings $343 billion. over the next ten years that's more healthcare savings than simpson bowles. >> cenk: she goes further than that. wait until you see a cnbc anchor. who she blames, an unbelievable video. and then another unarmed wrack teenager shot by another armed guy claiming self defense. >> it's the first time anybody has seen him when he was arrested for reportedly shooting and killing jordan davis of jacksonville. >> the commotion outside. >> cenk: well, if he was really acting in self defense why did he run? interesting story. we'll get to it later. and then my favorite video of the day. o'reilly tries to explains gangnam style. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> he's just doing the pony. >> the pony. >> cenk: the pony. all right, and we got naked people. and we got ex-presidential candidates--is romney on the show? is he the one? i don't know
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